A&M International To Offer History Course In Zapata

Texas A&M International University will offer an American History course in Zapata during the Spring semester. The course, The US to 1877 (HIST 1301), will be taught at Zapata High School on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m., from January 13 - May 10. Instructor for the course will be Dr. Peggy W. Hardman, A&M International Visiting Assistant Professor of History.

The course covers American history from discovery to Reconstruction. This "core curriculum" course is a requirement for all students pursuing a Bachelors degree at the University.

Interested persons may register for the course during Regular Spring 1997 Registration to be held January 8 - 9, from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Building C on the University's main campus, 5201 University Boulevard. Spring courses begin January 13. Late registration will be held January 13 - 17 in the Office of the Registrar located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building room 168 West.

Persons who plan to register at Texas A&M International must comply with the University's admission procedures.

High school graduates who have 30 or fewer college credit hours must submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission, official high school or college transcripts, and official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Applicants who graduated from high school five or more years prior to the anticipated date of enrollment may opt to take the University administered COMPASS exam instead of the SAT or ACT.

Students who have earned more than 30 credit hours at another institution and wish to transfer to A&M International must submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission, official college transcripts, and proof of passing scores on the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) if the student began college in the Fall of 1989 or thereafter.

Qualified high school seniors in the 12th grade may enroll in the course and earn college credit by applying for Concurrent Admission. To qualify for Concurrent Admission, high school seniors must complete an Application for Concurrent Admission, have at least a 90 grade point average for all coursework completed in high school, and have written permission from their high school counselor or principal. Concurrently enrolled students may not register for more than six credit hours each regular semester or three hours each academic session.

A&M International`s admission policy also allows non-degree students to enroll in any course for enrichment or other purposes as long as the prerequisites are met or exceptions to these requirements are approved.

Zapata residents may request admissions applications or to obtain additional information, by calling A&M International's Office of Admissions and Advisement at 210-326-2202 or visiting offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building room 168 West.

Additional information may also be secured in person at the Office of Admissions and Advisement located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building Room 168 West, by email at enroll@tamiu.edu or by visiting the University's Home Page, http://www.tamiu.edu.